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Beersheba : A Journey Through Australia's Forgotten War,9780522857962

Beersheba : A Journey Through Australia's Forgotten War

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Melbourne University Publishing
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Blending the past with the present, this well-researched study delves into the mystery surrounding the forgotten Battle of Beersheba, a gloriously successful battle that led to the liberation of Jerusalem and the fall of the Ottoman Empire. This record recounts how Australian and New Zealand Army Corps captured Beersheba and helped to pave the way for the founding of Israel. Documenting the last light-horse charge ever made in battle through soldiers' diaries and descendents, this history details the story of a unique conflict during World War I, as well as the Australian and international significance of the Battle of Beersheba.

Table of Contents

Composition of the imperial mounted troopsp. xi
Map of the Charge of Beershebap. xii
Map of the light horse battlefieldsp. xii
Prologuep. 1
Towards Beersheba
Hebron Roadp. 15
Bushmen of the Empirep. 30
Sideshow in Sinaip. 46
Mystery Joep. 64
Legends of Romanip. 70
Ghosts of the desertp. 88
Badlandsp. 101
The Bull arrivesp. 116
Beershebap. 124
Neck or nothingp. 142
At rest in Israel
Oasis for the deadp. 163
Fathers and sonsp. 189
Serendipityp. 207
Cobbersp. 216
Hoarding the legendp. 231
Inside Jaffa Gatep. 249
Desert dogsp. 264
The hand of Godp. 272
Last drinksp. 290
Waiting for rocketsp. 299
Cop this, dear Jackop. 312
A terrible thing
The massacrep. 327
Allenby and the Anzacsp. 347
A real bad thingp. 365
Inconvenient truthp. 374
Burying the pastp. 387
Blood moneyp. 393
A bastard of a placep. 407
Epiloguep. 414
Acknowledgementsp. 421
Notesp. 426
Indexp. 441
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